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Empower takes two awards in Seattle

World's largest district cooler wins in two categories at IDEA event.

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Ahmad Bin Shafar
Ahmad Bin Shafar

Empower received a Gold Award at the annual International District Energy Association (IDEA) Conference and Trade Show in Seattle.

The largest district cooling service provider in the world won the award for having the largest “total square footage committed to district cooling services beyond North America”.

It also won a bronze award for the “total number of buildings committed to district energy beyond North America” category for the ninth time at the prestigious event.

The company won both the awards through competitive nominations from around the world.

Commenting on the award, Ahmad Bin Shafar, chief executive, Empower, said: “This milestone reflects Empower’s successful strategy to maintain the perception of real estate developers regarding high standards of district cooling services.

"District cooling services have become environmentally and economically optimal solutions to be used in residential and commercial buildings, hotels and offices due to their significant efficiency in operational costs, maintenance and preservation of energy and environment protection.”

The International District Energy Association (IDEA) is a nonprofit trade association, which organises the annual conference and trade show to showcase the latest technologies and equipment in the energy sector.

This annual event hosts a large number of energy experts, consultants, government agencies and developers from district energy systems sector.

Robert P. Thornton, President and CEO of IDEA, said: “The accomplishments that Dubai and the UAE has achieved in the district cooling industry is considered as a continuation of the worldwide reputation that Dubai has built in recent years, and is a recognition of the previous milestones in different industries.”

He added: “With a corporation as Empower handling the massive district cooling responsibility in Dubai, the city will continue to create international benchmarks in this field by providing clean energy, which is crucial to environment conservation, and contribute proactively to the economic development process.”

“Empower is an active member in IDEA, becoming the largest district cooling company in the world within 10 years of its inception.”

The next IDEA conference will be held in Dubai in December.

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